Upper part of the queens garden trail during sunset. This trail starts at sunrise point and junctions with another trail later on.
This is where the real work begins, but thankfully the trail is well maintained and shouldn’t be much of a problem for anyone in decent shape.
Queens garden trail winter. Enjoy the winding trails, walk through the arches carved into the rocks, and photograph the amazing views. After about a mile of hiking, the earth beneath my feet began to change. From the bottom of the wall street trail, head north, past the navajo loop trail, and on towards the queens garden.
Hikers can choose to hike the queen’s garden trail out and back, but we recommend that you combine this into a loop with the navajo loop trail to experience the best of bryce canyon. The queen’s garden trail makes a perfect hike for all abilities. Bryce canyon is not actually a canyon, but several amphitheaters carved into the east side of the paunsaugunt plateau.
Here is some practical information: Bryce canyon national park : This trail is made up of two separate trails that connect at the bottom of the canyon:
Sunrise point is at an elevation of around 8,015 feet (2,440m). This popular loop connects the queen garden trail with one branch of the navajo loop trail, returning along a section of the rim trail. The queens garden trail beginning at sunrise point, descending 320 feet (98m), is considered the least difficult trail entering the canyon from the rim.
The beginning can feel a little steep, take your time, there are handrails part way. From here, it is an easy, 0.8 mile hike down into the valley of bryce canyon. Interesting rock formations along this popular path include gulliver’s castle, the queen’s castle, and queen elizabeth herself, an interesting rock formation that rises 50 feet west of the junction at the end of the trail.
Much like the grand canyon, the browns turn to reds as you descend into millions of years of geological history. Traveling this trail you will see many hoodoos, representative of garden like features. The queens garden trail starts at sunrise point.
Queens garden is one of the gems of bryce. Even though it’s easier, seasoned hikers will have to scoop their jaws off the ground with how beautiful it is. Hike the most popular trail in bryce canyon national park!
Queens garden is at an elevation of around 7,635 feet (2,327m). The navajo loop and queen’s garden trail was at the top of our list when we visited bryce canyon national park this past december. The only challenge is descending and climbing back out of the canyons.
Navajo loop and queen’s garden trail. You’ll turn right and contour to junction a with a short spur that leads to a view of the queen victoria formation. In winter, the queens garden trail can be a great choice to be able to get in some snow hiking while seeing some of those epic “very bryce canyon” winter scenes!
Moving through an impressive number of hoodoos and awesome rock formations, this hike is certainly popular for a reason! The queens garden trail officially ends here, but many nice loops can be constructed from this point. The queen’s garden trail in bryce canyon is a beautiful walk through the main amphitheater at bryce canyon.
Though this trail is fairly short, it climbs steeply down, and then steeply back up the canyon, like all trails into the ampitheater at bryce. If you’re going in the summer like we did, make sure you bring plenty of water! The trail wanders through stunning hoodoos, tunnels and has dozens of view points of other parts of the park.
Here’s everything you need to know to hike this awesome trail! Navajo loop and queen's garden trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near bryce, utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The entire trail is only 1.8 miles long one way and takes anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Queens garden to navajo loop trail hike map. The queens garden trail is just to the left of the overlook and it is a pleasant, although rather steep, walk down into the canyon and towards queens garden. One of my favorite parts of hiking the queens garden trail is the corridors and pathways that have been cut into the rock for passage into the canyon.
The queens garden trailhead is at sunrise point. From there, it’s on to queens garden trai… This hike is a three trail combination loop.
Get ready for 580 feet/177 meters of climbing through snow. By this point, you should find yourself on the queens garden portion of the trail. Back on the main trail, cross washes and forest over mostly level ground.
Navajo loop and queen's garden trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from june until november. This trail description is for a loop hike, in a clockwise direction, going down the queen’s garden trail and up the navajo/two bridges trail (with steep switchbacks), and back to sunset point.
Wall street and queens garden loop trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near bryce, utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Although the trail is not a loop, hikers can loop back up to the rim by combining a connecting trail with either branch of the navajo loop. The bryce canyon rating of easy for this hike is a bit misleading because of that short steep drop.
You’ll be walking amongst all the hoodoos. 1.6 miles down the queens garden trail from sunrise point is where you’ll reach the bottom end of the navajo loop. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from march until october.
At the junction from navajo trail, we took the queens garden trail to turn the hike into a loop so that we did not return the same way that we came. Queens garden trail is a simple hike that can be completed by hikers of all experience levels. A red flag should have gone up when we passed a group of teen girls heading out of the canyon.
Before you know it, the hoodoos will be towering overhead. The main queens garden trail continues for an additional 0.8 miles above the upper forks of bryce creek canyon. Make your way to sunrise point on the rim trail.
The trail is covered with snow during the winter months.